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By: George Wiley
After 40 years, a 47-physician group ceased to exist, a casualty of current medical economics, internal strife,and failed negotiations The first inkling that the public had that anything was amiss between Florida Hospital and its radiology group occurred in March 2008, when a story appeared in the Orlando Sentinel revealing that Florida Radiology Associates (FRA), which had been interpreting for the hospital since 1968, was ending the 40-year relationship. At the core of the failed negotiations, the story says, was FRA’s demand that Florida Hospital offset a significant compensation gap resulting from unrecompensed or poorly recompensed Medicaid and indigent billings for emergency-department and other services that FRA provided. The story adds that the hospital, instead of compensating...
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By: Joseph P White, CPA, MBA
Why compile a list of the 50 largest radiology practices? We acknowledge that the list is far from complete, and that there may be some inconsistencies in the way that respondents answered the...
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By: David M. Yousem, MD, MBA
In the near term, radiology practices must turn their attention to managing expens­es instead of growth. Physicians in radi­ology who believe that the current eco­nomic downturn will somehow bypass...
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By: Rich Smith
Corporate-style governance, subspecialization, and choosing the right administrative staff members all play roles
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By: Cheryl Proval
How to afford health care is not the question we should be asking in these times of unsustainable health care cost increases. The right question to ask is this: How do we make health care more...
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By: Jon Copeland
In an era of declining reimbursement for radiology, one practice is testing the limits of IT’s ability to improve productivity
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By: Steve Smith
It is highly probable that many practices will see their current payor mix change to one in which 80% or more of net patient revenues will be based on negotiated payments,” according to Christopher...
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By: Jonathan A. Burklund
From the go-go years to the present, acquisition strategies in the outpatient diagnostic imaging field have not always worked
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By: Kris Kyes
Radiology groups should understand the tax implications of arrangements with hospitals before they begin negotiations, according to W. Kenneth Davis, Jr, JD. He presented Tax-exempt Laws and...
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By: Thomas E. Bartrum, JD
An overview of recent regulatory changes affecting diagnostic imaging
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By: Neil J. Gonter, MD
Osteoporosis is a major public-health problem, with an estimated 44 million US residents at risk for fracture.¹ Much-needed direction can be provided by new guidelines from the National Osteoporosis...
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By: Cheryl Proval
Reflections on the first year of the journey
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By: Curtis Kauffman-Pickelle
Just in time, radiology providers are arriving at an understanding of their unique branding propositions.